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Levera XR Tablet contains Levetiracetam as the active ingredient which is an antiepileptic medication. It works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the abnormal spread of electrical signals that can cause seizures.
The exact mechanism of anticonvulsant effect is unknown. Studies show that levetiracetam affects intraneuronal Ca levels by partial inhibition of N-type Ca currents and by reducing the release of Ca from intraneuronal stores; facilitates GABA-ergic inhibitory transmission through displacement of negative modulators; reduces delayed rectifier K current; and/or binds to synaptic proteins which modulate neurotransmitter release.
Levera XR is prescribed and used as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures in adults and children 4 years of age and older with epilepsy.
Direction to Use
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Levera XR Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Do not stop using Levera XR-500 without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Levera XR-500 Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
Common Side Effects of Levera XR are Sleepiness, Irritability.